Clinic to Reduce Walk-in Service Hours

The Family Medicine Clinic at Kenner will reduce walk-in immunization services starting Sept. 1. This includes B12 and Depo-Provera injections and PPD placements/screenings. The change is due to staff shortages and is necessary to maintain patient safety standards.

Walk-in services will be offered from 7:30-11 a.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday excluding federal holidays. Patients are still able to get the immunizations outside of those hours with a scheduled appointment.

For further details, call the appointment line at 866-533-5242 or the Family Medicine Clinic at 804-734-9993.


Ticket Deadline Sept. 12 for Retiree Ball

Tickets will be available for the 5th annual Military Retiree Appreciation Ball until Sept. 12. The event is set for Sept. 28, 5 p.m., at the Lee Club. Retirees from all five service branches and their spouses are welcome.

John Hall, deputy to the CASCOM commanding general, is the scheduled guest speaker. The cost for single admission is $35 and $70 for couples.

For registration and other details, call 804-734-4610 or 734-3999.


Free Layaway Program Begins Sept. 1

Fee-free layaway starts Sept. 1 at the Fort Lee Exchange. The military shopping facility will waive its standard $3 service fee for all layaway purchases of $25 or more that are paid in full by Christmas Eve. A deposit of 15 percent is required to hold items on layaway.

For more information, talk to an associate at the Exchange customer service counter.


Exchange Giving Away Tickets to Army-Navy Game

Four shoppers can win 2019 Army-Navy Game tickets for two during an Army and Force Exchange Service sweepstakes scheduled to run Aug. 31 - Oct. 17.

Authorized patrons will automatically be entered to win the pair of tickets when they use their MILITARY STAR card. The winners will be selected randomly. The 120th game takes place Dec. 14 in Philadelphia. Travel and lodging are not included.

For additional details, visit

Kenner Plans Closures for Labor Day Weekend

Kenner Army Health Clinic and Troop Medical Clinic 1 will be open with normal business hours for patient care on the Aug. 30 military training holiday. Troop Medical Clinic 2 will be closed that day. All clinics and services will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Sept 2.

To schedule appointments, call 1-866-533-5242. To request an authorization to visit an urgent care center, call the nurse advice line at 1-800-TRICARE and choose option 1. For medical emergencies, dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.


Registration Open for Homebuyer’s Course 

Registration is open for a free First Time Homebuyers Workshop set for Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., at the Terence J. Hildner Training Support Center, building 1111, First Street.   

Participants will learn about personal finance, credit issues, qualifying and applying for a loan, how to receive a first-time homebuyer’s closing grant and more. The workshop is open to active duty military and spouses, reserve, National Guard, veterans, DOD Civilians and their spouses.

For registration and additional information, call 804-765-3862 or 765-7621.